Thursday, 18 May 2017

A Bit More Inspiration

Good morning and welcom to our mid month post where the Design Team have lots more inspiration to share following this months 'Photo Inspiration' theme,


You may choose to use the vibrant colours from the photo or maybe go with just Poppies, we look forward to seeing your takes on the inspiration.

As always there are lots of prizes to be won from Penny Black and our other lovely sponsors. So please make sure you join in to be in with a chance of winning.

We must see hand stamping as the focal element of your artwork, it can be a stamped image/s, large sentiment or quote....... the one exception are Penny Black Stickeroos. But no digi images and entries using them WILL NOT be eligible for prizes or GDT spots. It so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for a prize because they have not read the rules. 

Here's some more inspiration from the Design Team

Brenda
Using Penny Black 1483E Cherish Yesterday and 40-311 Poppy Trio

Daniela
Using Penny Black 40-450 The Unfolding 

Using Penny Black 30-155 Blooming Garden

Linda
Using Penny Black 30-049 Party Time


Using Penny Black 30-229 Special Wishes

Lynn
Using Penny Black 4065K Poppies and 4300K Melle Papillion

Shirley
Using Penny Black 40-311 Poppy Trio

Susan
Using Penny Black 4308K Field Of Poppies, Sentiment from 30-053 Betsy Bluebell.
Butterfly Die 51-110 Penny Black Flicker and Flutter

Tracy
Using Penny Black 40-454 Tandem


Sunday, 7 May 2017

May challenge - Photo/colour inspiration


Welcome to our May challenge where this month we have some photo inspiration for you......................


You may choose to use the vibrant colours from the photo or maybe go with just Poppies, we look forward to seeing your takes on the inspiration.

As always you can use any make of stamp and enter up to threw times, but we must see hand stamping as the focal element of your artwork, it can be a stamped image/s, large sentiment or quote....... the one exception are Penny Black Stickeroos. But no digi images. Please note: If we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third party hosts such as Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Slipcoast. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules

Now for the lovely prizes on offer............


Penny Black invite you to explore their creative world and see for yourself why their rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamp crafting are everyone’s favourites. Their products are designed to integrate style and colour for creating the best handicraft projects ever. If you would like to be one of the first to hear about new products from Penny Black please click here to join the free club, plus their Facebook is full of activity and news. As always three prizes from them, two with a distinct Poppy influence.............

        

Crafts U Love  was formed in 2001 by Paul Baughton and Jenny Baughton. They are one of the largest stockist in the UK of die cutting and rubber stamp products as well as a wide range of general card making and scrapbooking products. The winner will receive a £15 store voucher.


Sizzix, there's no bigger or better place for craft materials, custom dies and machines that can die-cut, emboss and texturize many materials, including cardstock, paper, construction paper, fabric, faux fur, felt and foil plus much more. Here's the prize from them.........


Now onto some inspiration and our first Guest Designer is Penny who has created a really pretty card using the colours from the inspirational photo...........

Using Penny Black 40-539 Effulgent and 30-399 Friendship and Love

And second up is Tracy from our sister challenge Allsorts, she has created a lovely Poppy creation to share with us using both the Poppies and colours from the inspiration..............

Using Penny Black 3949H Poppies

And here is some more inspiration from the Design Team...........................

Brenda
Using Penny Black  40-311 Poppy Trio and 2695J Dance, Sing, Love

Daniela
Using Penny Black 4032J  Brimming With Love

Using Penny Black 3199J Poppy Fields

Linda
Using Penny Black 3614F A Tender Hug

Lynn
Using Penny Black 4308K Field of Poppies

Mervi
Using Penny Black 40-447 Poppy Gems

Shirley
Using Penny Black 40-467 Flowers All Around

Susan
Using Penny Black 3199J Poppy Fields and 51-110 Flicker and Flutter

Tracy
Using Penny Black 3976K Acrobat

Hope you have fun with this months theme.

Friday, 5 May 2017

April winners


Good morning to you all.

A huge thank you for all your lovely creations for our April Spring challenge, so many wonderful entries yet again and now it's time to announce the winners..................

The prizes from Penny Black




The bundle of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons


The die from Tattered Lace


And finally the adhesive kit from Stix 2


Well done to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addresses so I can send your prizes. Any prizes unclaimed by the end of Thursday 11th May will be re-drawn and new winners notified by blog comment or e.mail.


As usual the Design Team have been keeping a watchful eye on the entries using Penny Black stamps and would like to invite Claudia to be our June Guest Designer. Please mail me Claudia so I can tell you all about for theme for that month.

Please pop back Sunday when we will have a new challenge for you.

 
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